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Car catches fire in Sandy garage

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Posted at 3:19 PM, May 03, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-03 19:34:41-04

SANDY, Utah — Sandy City Fire officials responded to a home Friday afternoon after receiving a report that a car was on fire in a garage.

Firefighters responded to 935 E 8475 S around 2:30. The fire sent up a large plume of black smoke that was visible throughout much of the valley.

The owner was working on the engine when the fire broke out. He tried to put the fire out himself but couldn’t, so the Sandy Fire Department responded. There were also flammable objects in the garage, making it more difficult to contain the fire.

“Most garages, you know, you’ve got oil, gas, paint. Really it’s best to store those things in an out building not attached in a garage attached to it. For that reason, if there is a fire, the more flammables, the harder it is to put out,” said Deputy Chief Bruce Cline with the Sandy fire department.

The car is a total loss and there was smoke damage in the rooms above the garage. No one was hurt. The cause is being investigated.